Books That Make You Laugh

By Olivia Buck

During the COVID-19 crisis, I have read some articles and watched a couple videos about staying productive and positive while working from home. One of the videos I watched was entitled “Decrease Your Stress With Humor.” It was a short video and the main takeaway was exactly what the title says, when you’re feeling stressed try to find something to make you laugh. They suggested videos and images saved to your phone that you can look at whenever you’re feeling the stress get to you. But I was thinking about the books I’ve read that have made me laugh out loud. This reminded me of when I put together a “Books That Make You Laugh” display a while back. Here are some of the titles that made the cut and some extras suggested by my coworkers: 

Biographies: 

1. Felicia Day – You’re Never Weird on the Internet
2. Lauren Graham – Talking as Fast as I Can
3. Mindy Kaling – Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
4. Mindy Kaling – Why Not Me?
5. Jenny Lawson – Furiously Happy
6. Jenny Lawson – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
7. Amy Poehler- Yes Please 

Classics: 

1. George & Weedon Grossmith – The Diary of a Nobody
2. William Shakespeare – Much Ado About Nothing
3. William Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
4. William Shakespeare – As You Like It 

Graphic Novels: 

1. Sarah Andersen – Adulthood is a Myth
2. Allie Brosh – Hyperbole and a Half
3. Noelle Stevenson – Nimona 

Fiction: 

1. Grant Ginder – The People We Hate at the Wedding
2. Christopher Moore – Bloodsucking Fiends: a Love Story
3. Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project 

Non Fiction: 

1. Aziz Ansari – Modern Romance
2. Meghan Mullally & Nick Offerman – The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
3. David Sedaris – Me Talk Pretty One Day 

Science Fiction & Fantasy: 

1. Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 
2. John Scalzi – Redshirts
3. William Goldman – The Princess Bride

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